2016 September – Newsletter


The Trinity Hall, BARNSLEY

Preparations are well under way for our next production,


Ticket sales are doing well with about 100 so far which is very good for this stage.

John (Director) explained that he needed a fresh chocolate cake every night and his local cafe had volunteered to supply them. It was agreed to provide 2 complimentary tickets and place an ad in the programme.

It is a great who-done-it and deserves a huge audience. Enough people have volunteered for front of house duties and the rota has already been circulated.

You erstwhile and hard working committee met on 15th September.

Attending: Dale Rivers, Paul Taylor, Neil Barham, Nick Percival, Jane Laverack, Jim Parkinson, Ruth Willerton, John Parker
Apologies from Joe Battye and Barbara Parkinson

Our finances are fairly healthy and Jim reported NODA insurance £213.76 for insurance up to £5,000 (property) and £5million public liability Jim said he would check we have enough cover for all of our members as this may be out of date.

Ruth reported that she is pursuing those members who have not yet paid their subs for the year. If you are one of them, be warned. Ruth’s bite is far worse than her bark, just ask Bob!
The committee next meet on Monday 10 Oct at 7.30pm at Nick’s abode: 19 Longdale Croft, Monk Bretton, S71 2QT


The steering group for Sleeping Beauty have already met and agreed a first meeting to be held at the Trinity Hall on 12th October
T he dates are set at January 13th (7pm), 14th (2pm & 6pm), 15th (2pm), 20th (7pm) and 21st (2pm & 6PM)
Ticket prices are set at £7 (£6 for concessions) and a two for one deal on the first Friday
Groups and block booking must not use this night but a similar rate can be agreed for large parties of 10 or more.

As you may know we need trained ‘chaperones’ because we have all those very talented children in the pantos.  Bob Willerton, Aliice Love and Ruth Willerton are currently going through the process as are Graham Myers and Leanne Crossland. All matters hoped to be concluded prior to the panto.


The Night of the Hunters Moon on Saturday 15th October.

It is celebrated at Langsett each year and involves a special masked fire dance. The website for the event contains the legend of its foundation following a drought and the discovery of the Red Book of Langsett with details of an ancient custom….today carried on by Mister Fox and his associates. If you like fire and dancing and an atmosphere of mystery, this is the event for you! For more details please contact Peter Horner.

Christmas is fast approaching. It is hoped to hold a party similar to the one held in the hall last year. It is also hoped that a meal out can be arranged and the ladies are planning a ‘girls night out’. Information about these great events will be circulated in due course.